Wednesday, November 26th0.1°C
24157
22916

Endangered whale washes ashore

An ailing, endangered finback whale has been found washed ashore in a coastal enclave of New York City that was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.

Emergency workers and marine biologists responded to a report of a 60-foot (18-meter) whale that was stranded on the bay side of the Rockaways, Queens.

Biologist Mendy Garron says it's unclear what caused the whale to beach itself, but its chances of survival appear slim.

She says the whale isn't moving around much and "looks very compromised."

Garron says biologists are waiting for the tides to subside to determine what to do next.

The neighbourhood of Breezy Point is still recovering from the October storm that caused serious flooding and a fire that destroyed 100 homes.

The Canadian Press


Read more World News

23006


Recent Trending



23744



23961


22979



World Quick Links World Discussion Forum
United Nations
World Health Organization
UNESCO
World Trade Organization
NATO
European Union
The Commonwealth
Francophonie
Olympics
Google Earth


Member of BC Press Council


23477